2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: piece of junk

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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GLS 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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piece of junk
By geologist26 on


2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


the sante fe is one big piece of junk. I purchased it new GLS V6 AWD and have had several minor issues with it. The biggest being the AWD DOES NOT WORK! it has a ton of cheap parts inside and out and is just a bunch of junk overall. Me and my parents have owned mercedes, chevys, cadillacs, and fords and this vehicle is one of the worst! HYUNDAI DOES NOT TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR VEHICLES, no matter how good they might look.

Best Features

comfortable seats in GLS.

Worst Features

build quality sucks! awd does not seem to work at all.
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By a2ricedgti
on 04/02/13 16:21 PM (PDT)

If you haven't already, consider trying the AWD Lock Button to the left of the steering wheel. It basically makes the AWD always on below 19mph, turning off when you go above that and turning back on when you are below that. When the button is NOT activated the wheels will probably slip a little before they start transferring power around. There is a page on it in the manual.

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